Microsoft Surface Pro 3 vs Surface Pro 2

Microsoft has rightfully received plenty of accolades in the past for its Type Covers, but the latest generation promises to improve on that legacy.

Available in five colors, the new "click-in" keyboards feature 63% larger trackpads, while offering greater stability than the previous generation. The Type Covers now magnetically seal themselves against the edge of the Surface Pro 3 for improved lap use in conjunction with the new kickstand.

Surface Docking Station

4K docking, y'all

For users who spent an equal amount of time at their desk and on the go, Microsoft is introducing a new Surface Docking Station. Judging from the company's demo, the dock is as easy as sliding the Surface Pro 3 into place, with support for external 4K Ultra HD displays.

Redmond played coy on exactly when the Surface Docking Station would be available beyond sometime "in the next few months."


Last but not least, Surface Pro 3 manages to best its predecessor in one final key area: Price. The latest and greatest model will start at only $799 about (£474, AU$863), although it's important to note that's for a Core i3 model.

Microsoft will begin accepting preorders at 12:01 a.m. EST tonight on its website, expanding to Microsoft retail stores and Best Buy locations on May 21; Surface Pro 3 will be available for purchase in stores or from authorized resellers starting June 20 in the US and Canada, expanding to 26 international markets by the end of August.